CELL PHONES IN SCHOOL
Who doesn't have a cell phone these days? The amazing thing about cell phones is that they are no longer just used for calling or texting. They have become an essential multi-tool wonder. Today’s cell phone is cutting-edge technology at your fingertips. With this in mind, should students be permitted to use cell phones in school? I believe they should not just be permitted to use cell phones; they should be required to use them. Cell phones don’t just allow students to stay connected with family and friends, they are also an excellent learning resource, and they encourage the responsible use of technology. To begin with, cell phones make it possible for students to stay in touch with family and friends. A student can call home and ask a family member to bring them a forgotten assignment or lunch money or to come pick them up if they are sick. Also, cell phones allow parents to keep track of their children’s whereabouts before, during, and after school. And, there’s always the possibility of a student needing to contact a parent because of a dangerous situation. Students can also connect with friends, but not just because it’s a fun thing to do; we can text or email our friends when they are absent to let them know what’s going on in class and to let them know of any homework. When used responsibly, a cell phone can be an excellent communication tool. Also, cell phones, especially smart phones, are a good learning resource. Students can use tools such as the calculator, the map finder, and the calendar. I’ve used my cell phone in Geometry to keep track of my homework. For example, there are lots of great learning websites, including essay writing websites, we can use to supplement the learning in class. Cell phones are a quick and easy way to incorporate technology in the classroom. Finally, cell phones encourage the responsible use of technology. Students can learn when and how to use their cell phones to improve their...
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